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Queensland lash ‘narrow minded’ NRL stance as Sutton quits referee consultancy

Queensland lash ‘narrow minded’ NRL stance as Sutton quits referee consultancy

Queensland has attacked the NRL’s stance on a perceived conflict of interest with the State of Origin referee, whose brother was advising the Maroons in game one.

  • by Adam Pengilly

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Blues captain Apps not buying Maroons jab that Queensland comp is better than NSW

Blues captain Apps not buying Maroons jab that Queensland comp is better than NSW

Earlier this month, Maroons captain Ali Brigginshaw had a sly dig at NSW to get the Origin rivalry flowing, saying Queensland had better club systems than NSW.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
The most lopsided Origin crowd in history? Sydney fans banned from Brisbane

The most lopsided Origin crowd in history? Sydney fans banned from Brisbane

The NRL has moved swiftly to counter the Queensland border closure, but it has a big headache looming with Stadium Australia due to host Origin III next month.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Cleary is a big fan of Walsh – but plans to make his Origin debut a nightmare

Cleary is a big fan of Walsh – but plans to make his Origin debut a nightmare

NSW halfback Nathan Cleary thinks Reece Walsh’s unconvincing performance under the high ball against the Knights was a one off. But he intends to find out on Sunday.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Why Christian Welch might give Roy Masters a slice of his next deal

Why Christian Welch might give Roy Masters a slice of his next deal

Christian Welch appreciated Roy Masters’ excellent piece in the Herald about how Origin I could be decided by him pressuring Nathan Cleary. Take Two on Sunday.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Why Bennett’s influence on Mitchell could be the undoing of Queensland

Why Bennett’s influence on Mitchell could be the undoing of Queensland

Queensland’s greatest ever coach has helped conjure many Maroon miracles but his formidable bond with a Blues star could steer NSW to a series win in Brisbane.

  • by Adam Pengilly
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NSW star to make Origin debut just six months after arthritis diagnosis

NSW star to make Origin debut just six months after arthritis diagnosis

Keeley Davis had to pull out on the morning of what was supposed to be her Blues debut last year, suffering from a chronic condition rarely found in people her age.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Blues call Cordner into camp as Tedesco reveals painful battle in Townsville

Blues call Cordner into camp as Tedesco reveals painful battle in Townsville

The NSW captain needed several pain-killing injections at half-time as he revealed former skipper Boyd Cordner will be asked to join camp before game two in Brisbane.

  • by Adam Pengilly
The view from the wrong side of the NRL’s wild momentum swings

The view from the wrong side of the NRL’s wild momentum swings

Queensland stars know what it’s like to be on the wrong side of NRL’s massive scoring sprees this year – and think they have a plan to dig themselves out of trouble against the Blues.

  • by Phil Lutton
Nervous NRL rush Origin referees to Queensland to avoid border chaos

Nervous NRL rush Origin referees to Queensland to avoid border chaos

The second State of Origin is five days away but head office is taking no chances with match officials, who have been ordered to fly to Queensland on Tuesday night.

  • by Adam Pengilly and Christian Nicolussi
‘It sounds so basic’: How Tom Trbojevic is keeping his hamstrings healthy

‘It sounds so basic’: How Tom Trbojevic is keeping his hamstrings healthy

Tom Trbojevic has suffered several bad hamstring tears during his career, and is now following a strict training regime which goes against some conventional wisdom.

  • by Christian Nicolussi